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Arrieta's performance topped his socks, but socks stole the show

Jake Arrieta said he he wanted the old-school stirrups he wore when he beat the White Sox. But Chicago Cubs clubhouse manager Tom “Otis” Hellmann brought the wrong ones, those fake stirrups players donned at one time for some reason, and so he wore them. Always blame the clubhouse manager. The socks might not have looked so great, but Arrieta was quite stylish on the mound, working...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Brewers: Arrieta vs. Nelson (Game 101 Thread)

CHC (53-47): RHP Jake Arrieta (11-6, 2.61) MIL (44-58): RHP Jimmy Nelson (8-9, 3.97) First pitch: 7:10pmCT Fowler# cf Schwarber* lf Coghlan* 3b Rizzo* 1b Soler rf Castro ss Ross c Arrieta p Russell 2b   Parra* lf Lucroy c Braun rf Lind* 1b Gomez cf Gennett* 2b Segura ss Perez 3b Nelson p Arrieta gave up 3 ER in 6 innings and lost to the now-surging (and Hamels-less) Phills...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Revisiting the Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop trade

Prior to the trade deadline two years ago, the Cubs dealt Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to the Orioles for Pedro Strop and Jake Arrieta, which has proved to be a great Theo Epstein move. Understatement? Maybe. The Cubs drafted Scott Clevenger in the 2006 MLB Draft. Leading up to the deal, Clevenger was a steady presence in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system. The main part of...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Braves 1 (7/19/15)

OSS: Cubs cruise to another win behind Jay Carrieta Three up 1. Jake Arrieta had another dominating performance, striking out ten in seven innings. Over his last six starts, he’s pitched 46.2 innings, giving up five runs and seven walks, striking out 54. Since we saw so much of Samardzija with the Cubs, his Transformation seems more baffling, but Arrieta might be an even bigger...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta Has Been a Big Part of the Chicago Cubs Success

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 04: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs entered the all-star break with a record of 47-40 and sit eight games back of the first place St. Louis Cardinals who were the best team in baseball...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta Cubs ace in the first half

The general consensus at the beginning of the year was that Jon Lester would be the ace of the Chicago Cubs staff. However, that has not been the case this season, Jake Arrieta has been the best pitcher on the Cubs staff in 2015. In his second full season with the Cubs, Arrieta is pitching the best he ever has in his six-year career. Jake Arrieta, the ace of the staff at the halfway...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 7, Cardinals 4 – game 1 (7/7/15)

OSS: Jake Arrieta outduels rando Cardinals starter. Three up:  1. Arrieta was cruising for most of the game and looked like he had a good shot at a Madduxes before the Cards started to break through in the seventh. He struck out four and walked two in 6.2 innings, and even managed two hits on the day. 2. The wind was howling in today, but Rizzo still managed to homer and Fowler...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta continues to show why he should be considered the Chicago Cubs’ ace

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester last December to a six year, $155 million contract, everyone assumed the left-hander would become the Cubs ace immediately. However, 77 games into the Cubs’ season, another pitcher has quietly surpassed Lester as the most dominant member of their pitching staff. That pitcher is right-hander Jake Arrieta. After throwing eight innings of one...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Arrieta has strong message for Cubs teammates

The Cubs' pitching staff put together one of its' best series of the year as it gave up just one run in 29 innings against the Mets. Jake Arrieta, Thursday's starter, came away from the series feeling good about his team and wanted to use the series as a point of motivation. “We can pitch with anybody,” Arrieta told CSN Chicago. “We can swing the bats. And our defense can...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jake Arrieta the new ace?

.163 is the batting average opponents have had against Jake Arrieta since the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. This is the type of stat that many thought Arrieta would be able to put up year in and year out. Once a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Arrieta never could find his groove with the Orioles. In 69 career games pitched (63 starts), Arrieta posted...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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